“Probably the Smallest Sailing Club in the World”

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We are a finalist for the prestigious RYA “Club of the Year 2023” Award. 

Please vote for us,  follow this link: https://awards.yachtsandyachting.co.uk/rya/

So how did, “probably the smallest sailing club in the world”, get to be a contender for this prestigious national award?   

Part 1: History

Gresford Sailing Club was established by Arthur Jones and Reg Gibbs in 1959 with an ethos that “Cost Must Not Be a Barrier to Participation”. We sail on the 6-acre Flash near Wrexham. So far as we know this is the smallest lake used for a dinghy sailing club anywhere in the world.  

Very much at the “Grass roots” of the sport Gresford Sailing Club is not elite and it is certainly not at the forefront of technical innovation.,

Photo courtesy of the BBC Children in Need Weatherman Walking special

2 thoughts on ““Probably the Smallest Sailing Club in the World”

    keith owen said:
    Dec 15, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you Gresford sailing club for teaching me to sail at the age of 67 and rather large you had th patience and time that is why you’re a good club alas I no longer sail knees don’t alaw it all the best to you all

    Liked by 1 person

      admingresfordsc responded:
      Dec 15, 2022 at 5:41 pm

      No problem Keith, Thanks for your kind words…. Have you considered joining our model boaters on the Flash?


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